Here's a tip for Mother's Day brunch: fancy-shaped pancakes! Dave over at Instructables offers tips on how to be a breakfast hero. His secret is to mix the pancake batter completely smooth, and then to pour it out of a plastic baggie with a corner snipped off. This lets you draw pretty much any shapes or pictures you'd like with your flapjacks.
He was trying to be a breakfast hero to his young son, but we think fun pancake shapes might be fun for mom too.